On Monday, 13ᵗʰ January our Year 11 and Year 12 students attended two separate presentations given by Mr C. Prescott of Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom.
The year 11 talk, described by 11EC student Adrián as "very relevant for our future" contained a section which discussed why students should consider going to university. Classmate Paula stated that "the talk was very good because it told us things about higher education that we should be thinking about now, such as how admission to university in the UK works.´ Both her peers Daniela and Cristina liked the fact that their talk also mentioned all of the extra-curricular activities that you could be involved in at university, such as clubs, societies, studying abroad for a year and getting a part-time job.
The Year 12 talk focused on how to complete your university application and how to write a good personal statement, critical for success. Several students, such as 12DK's Pablo and 12TW's Bella were keen for Mr Prescott to share his PowerPoint presentation with them so as to be able to follow his advice. He also talked about the many types of degree courses available at Liverpool John Moores University, such as foundation degrees, sandwich degrees where students gain work experience as part of their degree and professionally-recognized degrees such as Adult Nursing.
Mr Prescott went on to outline the wide variety of degree courses on offer at LJM, such as Zoology with a placement period in Costa Rica. 12TW's Martina was very excited to hear about this degree as she felt that it would be perfect for her. 12DK's Paolo and 12TW's Jon felt that the talk was "very appropriate" for everyone in their year group as Liverpool John Moores University offers courses ideal for the various interests of all of our students.
We'd like to thank Mr Prescott for coming to our school. His presentations were both entertaining and informative. We hope that he will return to The British School of Gran Canaria in the future.
Head of Key Stage 5